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Fade to Black by Francis Knight
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Jan 27, 2013

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, sci-fi
Read in January, 2013

I got this ARC from the publisher (YEAH IM ON A LIST!!!)

This is a really cool, dystopian sort of fantasy/sci-fi world mashup, it's hard to describe, because there's magic and yet there's tech as well. It's supposed to be very China Mieville, but since I've never been able to get through one of those books, I'll just take people's word for it, lol.

I DID get through this one, and enjoyed it a LOT! The world building is crazy interesting, the characters are very noir, and the plot was enough to keep me on my toes (although a few things that happen towards the last third are VERY convenient, needed to be set up a wee bit earlier to be smooth, but that's a small criticism).

I'm very excited to read the second in the series for sure! I love this new wave of gritty fantasy/sci-fi world building, it's like Brazil is very en-vogue!! The movie, not the country.
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message 1: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer This one sound pretty good. I love anythign dystopian/fantasy/sci-fi. Going to have to read it! Good world building is very important! I'm glad you enjoyed it!


message 2: by Jason (new) - added it

Jason Not fair telling us how good it is before it's published. Tease! :(


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

"YEAH I'M ON A LIST!!!" lol


message 4: by Tim (new)

Tim Martin "The movie, not the country." There is an old saying, "Brazil is the country of the future and always will be."


message 5: by Chris (new) - added it

Chris Cline Something like the Dresden novels?


message 6: by Tamahome (new)

Tamahome I just saw it in paperback. It sounds like Batman.


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